byline: Library for creating command-line interfaces (colors, menus, etc.)

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Byline simplifies writing interactive terminal applications by building upon ansi-terminal and haskeline. This makes it possible to print messages and prompts that include terminal escape sequences such as colors that are automatically disabled when standard input is a file. It also means that Byline works on both POSIX-compatible systems and on Windows.

The primary features of Byline include printing messages, prompting for input, and generating custom menus. It was inspired by the highline Ruby library and the terminal library by Craig Roche.


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Versions [faq] 0.1.0.0, 0.2.0.0, 0.2.1.0, 0.2.2.0, 0.2.3.0, 0.2.4.0, 0.3.0.0, 0.3.1.0, 0.3.2.0, 0.3.2.1
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Dependencies ansi-terminal (>=0.6 && <0.10), base (>=4.7 && <5.0), byline, colour (==2.3.*), containers (>=0.5 && <0.7), exceptions (>=0.8 && <0.11), haskeline (==0.7.*), mtl (>=2.1 && <2.3), semigroups (==0.18.*), terminfo-hs (>=0.1 && <0.3), text (>=0.11 && <1.3), transformers (>=0.3 && <0.6) [details]
License BSD-2-Clause
Copyright Copyright: (c) 2015-2019 Peter J. Jones
Author Peter Jones <pjones@devalot.com>
Maintainer Peter Jones <pjones@devalot.com>
Category System, User Interfaces
Home page https://code.devalot.com/open/byline
Bug tracker https://code.devalot.com/open/byline/issues
Source repo head: git clone https://code.devalot.com/open/byline.git
Uploaded by PeterJones at Mon Apr 15 23:21:35 UTC 2019
Distributions NixOS:0.3.2.0
Executables menu, simple
Downloads 2583 total (206 in the last 30 days)
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Byline simplifies writing interactive terminal applications by building upon ansi-terminal and haskeline. This makes it possible to print messages and prompts that include terminal escape sequences such as colors that are automatically disabled when standard input is a file. It also means that Byline works on both POSIX-compatible systems and on Windows.

The primary features of Byline include printing messages, prompting for input, and generating custom menus. It was inspired by the highline Ruby library and the terminal library by Craig Roche.

Examples

Please see the example programs in the examples directory.